Handling an addiction is no easy task, especially if this is your first time seeking sobriety. All you know is your substance abuse, and while hopefully there is someone in your life who has gone through the recovery process who can provide assistance and education, you may find yourself completely on your own in this endeavor. You cannot hope to get sober on your own, so what are you supposed to do in order to successfully quit drinking?
Your greatest source of information, guidance and support in your quest for sobriety will come from your local 12-step community. There you will find others who have been in the exact situation you find yourself in, people who have successfully overcome their substance abuse disorder and can help you do the same. Finding and ensconcing yourself in a 12-step community is a great way to acquire knowledge and support in your recovery efforts, and you should absolutely avail yourself of this valuable resource in order to build on your recovery efforts.